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Thursday, October 16, 2014

How Office Mix is a powerful tool for blended or flipped learning

Photo: Peter West
Peter West, director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College in Australia writes, "15 features that make the free Office Mix software a resource for any teacher involved in flipped or blended learning."

Office Mix is a free addition for PowerPoint 2013 that lets you turn PowerPoint documents into interactive online lessons or presentations. It takes any existing or new PowerPoint presentation to a whole new level, making it easy to create resources for flipped or blended learning. Here are 15 reasons Office Mix should be part of your “teaching toolbox.”

1. You can leverage existing resources.
Many teachers have existing PowerPoint presentations on a variety of topics. These presentations can be revisited and reused by quickly converting them to a Mix. With little time and effort, an existing teaching resource that is only moderately effective in a flipped or blended learning environment can become a much more effective learning resource. The difference between these two types of resources is outlined in the article “It’s called blended learning (not blended teaching) for a reason.”

Source: eCampus News

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